May 7, 2009 Commission Meeting Notice

May 7, 2009
1:00 p.m.
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Public Comment Period (Each speaker is limited to three minutes)
    A maximum of 15 minutes is available for the public to address the Commission on any matter on which the Commission either has not held a public hearing or is not scheduled for a public hearing later in the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order of sign-up, and each speaker is generally limited to a maximum of three minutes. It is ly recommended that public comments be submitted in writing so they can be distributed to all Commission members for review. The Commission may provide more time to each speaker and can extend the public comment period beyond the normal 15-minute maximum if the Commission believes that it is necessary to allow a reasonable opportunity to hear from all members of the public who want to testify. No Commission action can be taken on any matter raised during the public comment period other than to schedule the matter for a future agenda or refer the matter to the staff for investigation unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Commission later in the meeting.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]
  4. Approval of Minutes of April 2, 2009 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Consideration of Contract for Administrative Support Services
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a two-year $260,000 contract with the California Coastal Commission for administrative support services.
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Material Amendment No. One to BCDC Permit No. M06-8 to authorize East Bay Regional Park District to develop and operate an aquatic recreation facility on the shoreline of the Oakland Estuary, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County - Staff Recommendation
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for the Tidewater Aquatic Center just east of High Street Bridge in the City of Oakland, Alameda County. The proposed project includes dredging, a floating dock and two gangways, new riprap, and approval for after-the-fact riprap in the Bay, and constructing two buildings to store kayaks and canoes, one park district building, a secure storage area, a public access area and 450-foot-long San Francisco Bay Trail, landscaping, two stormwater outfalls, and after-the-fact approval for riprap on the shoreline. The proposed aquatic recreation facility would be available to the public. In 2007, the Commission approved an adjacent and associated project under BCDC Permit No. M08-6 consisting of a shoreline public access trail, landscaping, parking lot, restroom and other public amenities.
    (Karen Wolowicz) [415/352-3669]
  10. Public Hearing on San Francisco Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 Concerning Climate Change
    The Commission will hold a public hearing for Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08, which proposes to address climate change by adding a new findings and policies section on climate change and updating the findings and policies in several existing sections of the Bay Plan, including Safety of Fills, Tidal Marshes and Tidal Flats, Shoreline Protection, Mitigation, and Public Access. The background report and preliminary staff recommendation for this agenda item were mailed on April 7, 2009 and are available on the Commission’s website at
    (Leslie Lacko) [415/352-3646]
  11. Briefing on Regional Committees
    The Commission will receive a briefing from staff on the current work of regional committees and bodies that BCDC is involved with and how they advance BCDC’s objectives.
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656]
  12. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report
    The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet­ing the objectives contained in the strategic plan adopted on October 2, 2008. The Commission will also determine whether any revisions in the plan are necessary and whether to take further action to achieve the plan’s goals and objectives.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]
  13. New Business
  14. Old Business
  15. Adjournment

Speaker Sign-Up and Time Limits If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a "Request to Speak" form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.

Questions and Staff Reports If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Campaign Contributions State law requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on the "Request to Speak" form or in your testimony if you have made campaign contributions in excess of $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioner(s) you have contributed. Other legal requirements govern contributions by applicants and other interested parties and establish criteria for Commissioner conflicts of interest. Please consult with the staff counsel if you have any questions about the rules that pertain to campaign contributions or conflicts of interest.

Access to Meetings Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.